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Human Resources Analyst Salary

The average Human Resources Analyst in the United States earns approximately $52K per year. Overall cash earnings of Human Resources Analysts stretch from $37K near the bottom to $74K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Human Resources Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Analysts making up 74 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,547 - $73,211
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$73K
MEDIAN: $51,772
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$15.04 - $30.05
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,547 - $73,211  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,967  
Profit Sharing
$197.97 - $6,818  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,321 - $73,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 804
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.04 - $30.05  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $45.42  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,967  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.97 - $6,818  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,321 - $73,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143

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Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization's human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.

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Human Resources Analyst Tasks

  • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.
  • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
  • May assist with payroll administration.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Analyst


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At the upper end, Human Resources Analysts who move into a Human Resources Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Human Resources Directors is a much higher $78K per year. With an annual salary of $58K, Human Resources Manager is the most common role for Human Resources Analysts to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Human Resources Generalist role — which usually pays $46K — is also typical for Human Resources Analysts, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Analyst


Survey results imply that Human Resources Analysts deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System, Project Management, Benefits & Compensation, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Spanish Language as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $50K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $53K. Human Resources Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $58K. For some reason, Human Resources Analysts with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $57K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Human Resources Analysts that is 36 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Human Resources Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent), New York (+15 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+7 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Human Resources Analysts is geography, with workers in Nashville earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Baton Rouge and 3 percent less in Seattle, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Human Resources Analyst Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources Analyst Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Project Management
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Benefits & Compensation
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Data Analysis
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Human Resources
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National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Access
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HTML
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Powerpoint
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Recruiting
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Oracle
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%